Recalling (again) Goldsboro’s brush with annihilation

Is anyone else surprised at the wide attention being given this account of the near-disaster over Goldsboro in 1961?

Yes, it’s a scary-fascinating story, but other than the undeniable lure of “declassified documents” I’m not seeing much that Jessica Sedgwick didn’t cover quite nicely five years ago in her This Month in North Carolina History post.

You could make the case, of course, that there are worse subjects to overreport than a barely-averted nuclear holocaust.